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Table of Contents


Introduction ...................................................................... 4


Create Targeted Advertisements ......................................... 5


Improve your Click Through Rate ........................................ 6


Stay Within Facebook Guidelines ......................................... 8


Setting Your Maximum Daily Bid .......................................... 8


CPC Versus Impression Based Ads ....................................... 9




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Introduction


Facebook is the leading social community online. With over
300 million users, there has never been a better way to
maximize your exposure, and get your message seen by a
massive customer base.


The greatest thing about advertising with Facebook, is the
flexibility of your advertisements.


You can customize your advertisements so they appear only to
specific groups or segments of people based on the information
contained within their profile or based on gender, location, or
personal preferences.


For example, if your product is tailored towards single mothers,
you could develop your advertisements so that they are
triggered to appear only for those who have indicated that they
are single mothers in their profiles, or who have demonstrated
interest in similar products or services based on their personal
profile, communities or groups        they've joined, or other
advertisements they've responded to.


Let’s get started!




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Create Targeted Advertisements


In order to create the most compelling, responsive, and
profitable advertisements, you need to utilize Facebook's
option to heavily target and tailor your advertisements based
on your target market.


With Facebook, you can set your ads up so that they appear
only to specific people, based on age, location, gender,
interests, hobbies, or even based on the groups they have
joined within the Facebook community.


You will want to conduct market research so that you can
accurately define your target market and develop
advertisements that target specific segments of your market.


Facebook implores a quality control system to ensure that the
advertisements that run throughout their community stay
within their guidelines and do not offend or disrupt member
activity or overall experience.


Use their quality control system to develop compelling
advertisements that stand out in the marketplace and capture
the attention of potential buyers.




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Also keep in mind that Facebook advertising is based on
display, rather than search. This means that your ads will be
automatically triggered to appear based on your settings,
rather than when a user conducts an on-site search.


Users can also choose to rate advertisements, helping to retain
quality throughout the community.




Improve your Click Through Rate


Your advertisement's click through rate plays an integral role in
saving you money while boosting exposure and reaching out to
your target market.


It’s important to keep a pulse on your click through rate so
that you can correct any problems with your advertisement, or
make adjustments to improve your overall CTR.


If your advertisement's CTR drops too low, it could be
automatically paused or removed by Facebook, so you really
want to pay attention to how well it’s converting.


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Typically, your ads should never fall below a 2% conversion
rate.


One of the easiest ways to increase your CTR is to create a
highly targeted advertisement.


You want your ad to appear only to those who are within your
target demographic, while making sure that your
advertisement's text or any images used speak directly to your
customer base.


Consider split testing various advertisements within the
Facebook community to determine what works best based on
your industry or niche market.


You should also pay attention to the times of day that your ads
appear. You can choose to either run your ads consistently
throughout the day, or have them only appear at specific times
(or even specific dates).


Keep in mind the time zone of your target market, so that your
ads are running based on the most active time of day or night.




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Stay Within Facebook Guidelines


It’s important to understand how Facebook advertising
channels work and what is permitted, as well as what is not
allowed within the marketplace.


Facebook is very flexible with the types of advertisements that
are allowed to be displayed within their community, however
they do not allow images or text that may be considered
offensive.




Setting Your Maximum Daily Bid


One of the most important aspects of setting up an effective
Facebook advertisement is in the maximum daily bid that you
are willing to pay. The higher your daily bid, the more
exposure your ad will receive.


You want to start off with a lower bid if you are just getting
used to advertising with Facebook, and increase your
maximum daily bid as you fine-tune your advertisements for
maximum results.




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It’s important to always keep a pulse on how well your
advertisement is converting, so that you can improve click
through rates and overall response.


When you create an advertisement with Facebook, they will
suggest a maximum bid based on your advertisement's focus
and target market (based on your personal configuration and
preferences).


You can start off by setting your maximum daily bid slightly
lower than what’s suggested and increase it as you improve
your advertisement's conversion rates so that you are getting
the most bang for your buck!


CPC Versus Impression Based Ads


With Facebook, you can develop advertisements where you
either pay for impressions or based on the number of clicks
your ad receives.


If you are just getting started with Facebook advertising, I
recommend choosing cost per click (CPC), so that you can
accurately test your advertisements, while paying only for
responses rather than just views.




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You can always change your advertisement format to
‘impression based’ later on in the event you wish to test out
alternative options.




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